Isaac Bruce Foundation scholarship applications are now available! The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers a $5,000 scholarship to a St. Louis are graduating high school senior student each year as well as a $2,500 scholarship to a student at the University of Memphis and a $2,500 scholarship to a Broward County Public Schools student in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
As a senior at Dillard High School in Florida, Isaac Bruce was active in his community and school. His grades were not high enough to qualify for most scholarships but he knew he wanted to further his education. He attended West Los Angeles College and Santa Monica College before transferring to Memphis State in 1992 on a football scholarship and went on to have a successful career.
In order to apply, students must be a college bound high school senior from a St. Louis metro area public high school, a student at University of Memphis, or a senior at a Broward County Public School and must have minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale). The application includes a typewritten personal essay (500 words or less) on “How the Isaac Bruce Foundation Scholarship Will Assist Me in Fulfilling My College Goals”, student biography, academic record of achievement, personal recommendation from two sources, and proof of acceptance and enrollment at an accredited college or vocational school.
Isaac epitomizes greatness both on and off the field. Off the field, Isaac is one of the classiest and most giving athletes in the NFL. Isaac truly makes a difference in people’s lives through his work with local schools and by donating his time and money to various charitable causes. He launched the Isaac Bruce Foundation in 2006 which focuses on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education. Through his foundation, Isaac reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on education. It is Isaac’s hope that these scholarships will afford students in the communities that he is apart of the opportunity to further their post-secondary education.
To request a copy of the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the scholarship for which you are applying (St. Louis, Broward County, or University of Memphis) and the name of your current high school or call 314-369-4074.